Owada plays Ryuji Kanou, an engineer from an uranium mining company,
who comes with his insensitive crew to conduct his investigations in
the small Japanese village Kagamura. The workers are oblivious to local
customs and one day - after spying on a group of girls skinny-dipping
- they accidentally destroy a shrine and run over a dog. This sets the
curse in motion. The mining company decides the area is rich in uranium
and they break ground. But soon an unhappy god starts to kill everyone
involved. Ryuji's co-workers (the ones involved in the doggie hit n'
run) are the first to meet grisly fates. One of them jumps from the
roof of a skyscraper during a wedding in Tokyo while another gets ripped
apart by dozens of rabid dogs in any alleyway. Soon, Ryuji begins to
see his life take a downward spiral. The dog spirit takes possession
of his wife, Reiko.
film is directed by Shunya Ito, best known for his SCORPION
FEMALE PRISONER series. With this film Mr Ito attempted to recreate
the classic Japanese horror cinema. His brand of quick takes, machine
gun edits and unique camera angles establish the foundation for a unique
A Japanese film,
with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), 103 minutes,
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.